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11th Apr '17 9:20:29 PM Carnildo
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* In the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, it's repeatedly noted that even the [[IncorruptiblePurePureness incorruptible Heralds]] can be bribed. It's just that [[EvilCannotComprehendGood the sort of person who would bribe a Herald wouldn't be the sort of person who could think of a bribe that would work]].
17th Jan '17 4:10:22 AM Odacon_Spy
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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Mr. Shimokawa (Marcy's boss) collects American classic "junk" and wants to add Al's car into the collection. Marcy will gain her so desired promotion if she persuades Al to sell it. (They can't get another car of that kind because half had been recalled and the other dissolved in rain) When Al finally agreed, Mr. Shimokawa commented he knew every man had his price. Al said every woman had it as well. Marcy had to make a sensual dance and Mr. Shimokawa offered the promotion because of how sexy she was. She then [[SubvertedTrope subverted the trope]] by beating her boss and calling it her resignation.

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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Mr. Shimokawa (Marcy's boss) collects American classic "junk" and wants to add Al's car into the collection. Marcy will gain her so desired promotion if she persuades Al to sell it. (They can't get another car of that kind because half had been recalled and the other [[TheAllegedCar dissolved in rain) rain]]) When Al finally agreed, Mr. Shimokawa commented he knew every man had his price. Al said every woman had it as well. Marcy had to make a sensual dance and Mr. Shimokawa offered the promotion because of how sexy she was. She then [[SubvertedTrope subverted the trope]] by beating her boss and calling it her resignation.
13th Jan '17 3:09:31 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': A matter-of-fact principle of the Lannisters that occasionally gets subverted.
** In "Walk Of Punishment", Jaime plays it well with a seemingly agreeable Locke, only to get rejected.
** It is totally subverted in Season 4 when the Lannisters find themselves in debt to the Iron Bank of Braavos. Cersei tells her father Tywin Lannister to find someone at the bank to bribe or bully, he replies that the Iron Bank won't respond or bend to such tactics.
31st Dec '16 1:41:29 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Literature/EndersGame'': In ''Speaker for the Dead'', Ender needs to get out to a remote colony world to which no flights are scheduled for a few decades. So, he (through his AI Jane) simply buys a local freight ship and all its cargo for $90 billion. [[Fiction500 His wealth is such that he can do things like that without even noticing.]]
25th Dec '16 7:25:07 PM BioDrando
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* The VideoGame/FireEmblem series is pretty famous when it comes to convincing people to turn traitor on their former friends to work for you but there are many characters in the series specifically only side with you if you can dish out a couple grand to but their loyalty. In [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]] the mercenary class' description flat out says they only fight for money.

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* The VideoGame/FireEmblem series is pretty famous when it comes to convincing people to turn traitor on their former friends to work for you but there are many characters in the series that specifically only side with you if you can dish out a couple grand to but buy their loyalty. In [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]] the mercenary class' description flat out says they only fight for money.
25th Dec '16 7:22:49 PM BioDrando
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* The "VideoGame/FireEmblem" series is pretty famous when it comes to convincing people to turn traitor on their former friends to work for you but there are many characters in the series specifically only side with you if you can dish out a couple grand to but their loyalty. In [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]] the mercenary class' description flat out says they only fight for money.

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* The "VideoGame/FireEmblem" VideoGame/FireEmblem series is pretty famous when it comes to convincing people to turn traitor on their former friends to work for you but there are many characters in the series specifically only side with you if you can dish out a couple grand to but their loyalty. In [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]] the mercenary class' description flat out says they only fight for money.
25th Dec '16 7:21:35 PM BioDrando
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* The "VideoGame/FireEmblem" is pretty famous when it comes to convincing people to turn traitor on their former friends to work for you but there are [[ReacurringElement many characters in the series]] specifically only side with you if you can dish out a couple grand to but their loyalty. In [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]] the mercenary class' description flat out says they only fight for money.

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* The "VideoGame/FireEmblem" series is pretty famous when it comes to convincing people to turn traitor on their former friends to work for you but there are [[ReacurringElement many characters in the series]] series specifically only side with you if you can dish out a couple grand to but their loyalty. In [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]] the mercenary class' description flat out says they only fight for money.
25th Dec '16 7:19:29 PM BioDrando
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* The "VideoGame/FireEmblem" is pretty famous when it comes to convincing people to turn traitor on their former friends to work for you but there are [[ReacurringElement many characters in the series]] specifically only side with you if you can dish out a couple grand to but their loyalty. In [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]] the mercenary class' description flat out says they only fight for money.
10th Dec '16 7:24:33 PM nombretomado
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* In the AlternateUniverse of ''CodeGeass'', Creator/BenjaminFranklin was bribed by the British Empire with titles of nobility. He then betrayed the American Revolutionary movement. With the information provided by him, the British army organized an ambush where UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington was killed, thus bringing the American Revolution to a screeching halt.

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* In the AlternateUniverse of ''CodeGeass'', ''Franchise/CodeGeass'', Creator/BenjaminFranklin was bribed by the British Empire with titles of nobility. He then betrayed the American Revolutionary movement. With the information provided by him, the British army organized an ambush where UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington was killed, thus bringing the American Revolution to a screeching halt.
31st Oct '16 6:55:42 AM tromag
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** There is a very well done moment in the episode "In the Pale Moonlight" where Sisko has to bribe Quark after Quark was injured defending one of his female workers by a person Sisko cannot have any official record of on the station. Quark reminds him that for all his bluster and condescension about humans being above all that, Sisko has just set his price high. Sisko looks [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame really uncomfortable]] through the entire scene.
** Specifically, this trope is the 98th Ferengi Rule of Acquisition, a motto to live by.

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** There is a very well done moment in the episode "In the Pale Moonlight" where Sisko has to bribe Quark after to cover up the crimes of someone involved in a covert mission. Quark was injured defending one of his female workers by a person accepts, smugly pointing out that this trope cuts both ways: Quark is openly willing to let criminals go free for money, but Sisko cannot have any official record of on is willing to do the station. Quark reminds him that for all his bluster and condescension about humans being above all that, Sisko has just same if the cause is important enough. [[NotSoDifferent The only difference is where they set his price high.their price]]. Sisko looks [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame really uncomfortable]] through the entire scene.
** Specifically, this trope (verbatim) is the 98th Ferengi Rule of Acquisition, a motto to live by.
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